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Don’t Let Data Intimidate You How many times have you read a marketing article, heard a talk, or saw a post about using data to increase your sales, […]

Datamining for Arts Majors




Leadership Lessons from Narcos Mexico
I recently binge-watched Narcos Mexico. I had heard it was good, but I chose to watch it for a trip down memory lane. Weird, right? You see, I […]

Lessons in Leadership: Narcos Mexico



Are you prepared for the cost, the toll of innovation? A well-respected expert, an artist, is hired to do a job. It’s not a job he’s ever done […]

Do You REALLY Want Innovation?




How many times have you heard the new marketing (or sales, finance, manufacturing, erp, etc) tool will make you more effective, productive, and save money? What they don’t […]

Tools vs Solutions


Who’s Getting to Know You? Big Brother? Crazy Cousin? Or Someone else? Getting to know you, Getting to know all about you. Getting to like you, Getting to […]

Who’s Getting to Know You?


I gave up and slammed down my phone (well, not slammed, I’m too keenly aware of the cost of technology, so I “angrily” hit the button to shut […]

#$@&%* Marketers!



Down and Dirty SEO
Gone are the days of keyword and key phrase stuffing. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is now, FINALLY, coming around to align with how users engage with content and […]

Down and Dirty SEO: 8 Steps


 Marketing Navigator: New Courses We’ve Chartered Is My Direct Mail Effective? The Assignment: While working for a marketing agency, a local specialized retail client came to us to help […]

Case Study: Direct Mail


Do catalogs still work - equestrian supplies
 Marketing Navigator: New Courses We’ve Chartered Do Catalogs still Work? The Assignment: PetsUnited was an 11-division ecommerce company that also sent out 4 catalogs a year. There were two […]

Case Study: Championing Catalogs


What are you waiting for? Why the pause? While healthcare workers, delivery folks, warehouse workers, first responders, and so many more are working hard, risking their lives and health […]

Act Now for What’s Next!




There is a certain satisfaction of taking pen to pad, but it requires having the right tools; that pen that fits your hand well, knowing it’s a direct […]

Old Fashioned Writing


Marketing Navigator: New Courses We’ve Chartered Marketing Operations: Head of the Class A large education curriculum company had recently reworked their marketing operations and organization, and staffed the department […]

Case Study: ABM & Marketing Operations – Education


Marketing Navigator: New Courses We’ve Chartered The Printer Choice of Millennials The Assignment: Develop and implement a three-month digital media pilot in specific DMAs to reach the set lead targets […]

Case Study: Digital Media – Technology



Find your Audience
 Marketing Navigator: New Courses We’ve Chartered Who’s Your Banker? The Assignment: New business pitch for one of the largest agencies in the country. My involvement was in developing the […]

Case Study: Customer Journey – Financial


We like to believe that in work settings that our meetings, email threads, and discussions center around solving problems, but in reality, they center around getting things done. […]

Lead with Yes


2018 was an interesting and exciting year for us at Charter Marketing. We are grateful to all the people we met, businesses we worked with, and all the […]

Looking Forward to 2019


Does Language Define our Thoughts? For as long as most of us can remember, there has been been the question about language and thought. Does our language define […]

Words, Language Matter



You can’t delegate communications Why do some companies (most) continue to struggle with communication issues? Jargon? Vocabulary differences? Semantics? Ego? Assumptions? Use of short hand in communicating? Perspective? […]

You can’t delegate communications


Ugh, Amazon is back in the news. Now we’re all hearing the repeated loop of rhetoric about how Amazon is destroying the economy, killing retail, and getting a […]

Does your business live up to its brand?





I was recently asked to give some insights to a student who was entering college and considering a marketing degree. While of course I would absolutely talk to […]

Should I Major in Marketing?


 Click the image above to view the video. Laurissa J. Doonan Experienced Strategic Marketer lj@charter-marketing.com www.Charter-Marketing.com 610.462.1409 Strategic Planning | Graphic Design | Content Marketing | Digital Marketing | Social […]

Are You Ready for 2018?